GNOME Shell 3.35.2 Begins Launching Spawned Processes Within Systemd Scopes

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 11 December 2019 at 03:36 PM EST. 50 Comments
Out today is a new development release of GNOME Shell on the road to GNOME 3.36 in March.

Among the changes in this new GNOME Shell snapshot include:

- Spawned processes are now placed within systemd scopes in order to improve out-of-memory behavior for applications, an easy means of being able to kill other processes when the shell is restarted, and other use-cases. Systemd scopes allow managing of processes for organization and resource management purposes.

- GNOME Shell screenshots will no longer clip away shadows.

- There is now an indicator when the microphone is active, letting the user know easily within the shell if the microphone may be recording audio without the user's consent.

- Lower overhead of tracking CSS stylesheet changes.

- Weather integration/UI improvements.

- Styling of notifications / media controls has been tweaked.

- While ultimately they want to drop the libcroco dependency from GNOME Shell, for now this is moved in-tree.

- Various crash fixes and other clean-ups.

More details via the change-log.
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